BAYHAWKS FALL TO SWARM IN MATINEE MATCH
ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks (17-14), NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, were defeated by the Greensboro Swarm (17-16), 114-101, in front of a crowd of 4,575 this afternoon inside Erie Insurance Arena.
Terrence Jones notched his second triple-double of the season, pulling down a career-high 20 rebounds, to go along with 16 points, a game-high 10 assists and one block in 31.3 minutes as a reserve. Jones is the first bench player in NBA G League history to record two triple-doubles in the same season (Elias Sports).
Jeremy Hollowell tallied a team-high 22 points on 8-16 (.500) shooting from the floor, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 31.2 minutes of play. The BayHawks recorded 101 points in today’s game. Erie has hit the century mark in every game this season (31 consecutive contests).
On assignment from the Charlotte Hornets, Dwayne Bacon poured in a game-high 27 points, to go along with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35.3 minutes. Chinanu Onuaku finished this afternoon’s game with a double-double, contributing 13 points on 4-8 (.500) shooting, a team-high 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 24.1 minutes.
After a back-and forth opening few minutes of action, the Swarm broke the game open by going on a 15-0 run, taking a 23-10 lead with 4:04 left to play in the first frame. Heading into the second quarter, Greensboro notched a 28-21 advantage. Dwayne Bacon knocked down a three-pointer with 8:23 remaining in the first half, giving the Swarm a 15-point, 42-27, lead. After two quarters of play, the BayHawks found themselves in an eight-point, 52-44, hole.
Erie began the second half scoring nine unanswered points, taking a 53-52 lead at the 9:47 mark of the third quarter. The Swarm responded by going on a 26-7 run, building an 18-point, 78-60, lead with 3:55 left to play in the quarter. Greensboro maintained its pace throughout the rest of the third, holding a 91-72 advantage heading into the final 12 minutes of play. Although the BayHawks outscored Greensboro in the fourth quarter, 29-23, the deficit was too steep to overcome.
The BayHawks will hit the road for back-to-back division games, beginning on Friday, Feb. 8 against Lakeland. Erie will then head to Greensboro for a rematch with the Swarm on Saturday, Feb. 9. Tipoff for both contests are set for 7 p.m.